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Melissa Vandewater to Serve as Panelist for PLI’s Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017 Seminar

"Loan Documents and the Closing Process (Lender’s Counsel)"


Chicago, IL
Melissa Vandewater, partner of Seyfarth Shaw’s Real Estate practice, will serve as a panelist for PLI’s Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017 Seminar in Chicago on April 6th. Her presentation "Loan Documents and the Closing Process (Lender’s Counsel)" will discuss how the documents fit together, covenants and defaults, and getting the deal closed.
This year’s seminar will explore topics in commercial real estate financing that will be of interest to both seasoned practitioners as well as those still building their knowledge base. Our faculty of experienced attorneys, in conjunction with non-attorney real estate professionals, will discuss, among other topics, (i) the state of the real estate market and who is providing capital; (ii) what lending lawyers should know about leases, estoppels and SNDAs; (iii) the latest developments in real estate finance opinion practice; (iv) what a real estate lawyer should know about UCC practice; (v) the latest title endorsements and survey standards, (vi) typical issues that come up during the loan closing process; and (vii) the litigator’s perspective on loan documents and current cases. We will explore “hot button” issues frequently negotiated in traditional mortgage financing documentation, such as non-recourse carve-outs, partial guaranties, new regulatory requirements for acquisition and construction loans, and common and not-so-common problems with UCC-1 financing statements. The program will also feature a discussion of malpractice issues, providing an hour of professional responsibility credit.
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